The remake of Final Fantasy 7 is coming soon, but some still hold out hope for the return of some more obscure Square games. One of those people is professional wrestler Kenny Omega, who asked Final Fantasy 7 Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase about where Parasite Eve is at these days.
Though Kitase is known for his work on the Final Fantasy series, he also worked on The 3rd Birthday, the third game in the Parasite Eve universe. In a new interview with the venerated developer, Kitase says that the characters of Parasite Eve are "very rich and deep, especially [series protagonist] Aya Brea."
"I don't know of any plans right now," Kitase says. "But it would be a waste to not use those characters."
As Omega notes, the Parasite Eve series blended horror gameplay and RPG mechanics into something you don't see very often these days. There hasn't been a new game for a decade, since 2010's The 3rd Birthday, but even so, the series can still garner enough recognition for Omega to bring it up here.
It would be cool to see Parasite Eve get some attention again, especially with all the remakes and re-releases Square Enix has been putting together. Even in Japan, PlayStation Classic owners got the first Parasite Eve game as part of their lineup. If Final Fantasy 7 and Trials of Mana get some time to shine in 2020, why not the adventures of Aya Brea?
Kitase discussed a lot about Final Fantasy during the interview as well, even sharing some stories from directing the original game. The first of several installments of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will launch on April 10, 2020. In lieu of a Parasite Eve remake, I guess that will do.